pin it button

Sunday, August 2, 2009

So Much To Share!!!!!

I'm home-back from Close To My Heart's Leadership Conference in Long Beach, CA! What an amazing week. As much fun as I had, I still missed my bloggin' friends!

I have lots of announcements and great photos of artwork in this email so keep readin'! Remember, you can always click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.

1. THE BIGGIE! (Studio J)
First of all (drum roll please..........) the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT:
Close To My Heart has come up with their own classy answer to digital scrapbook called Studio J. Studio J will be released some time in the first quarter of 2010. In the meantime, take a look at this: There is a GREAT video (get out your kleenex) that is only two and half minutes long as well as a list of questions and answers about the program. Trust me, even though waiting a few months is hard, this will DEFINITELY be something that is worth the wait! I'll share a photo or two of one of the great layouts you could choose to make on Studio J in the next few days.

2. Top 5!: While in Long Beach, I entered a Close To My Heart contest called "Three Takes on One Pattern". We were to create 3 cards that looked very different using the same pattern, one of Close To My Heart's AWESOME patterns from their new card how-to book "Wishes". The pattern was called "TopBand". I was so excited to be chosen as one of the top 5 entries. WOO HOO! Here are my cards (click on any photo to see it larger):

3. August Special (Customer Thanks-A-bration):
From August 3 (Monday morning) through August 17 Close To My Heart is running a very special Special called "Customer Thanks-a-bration". Here's how it works: If you place a $100 order (before shipping and tax) between August 3 and August 17 you will receive the August Stamp of the Month (It's Your Day, $22.95 value) and a My Reflections Level 2 paper packet ($12.95) absolutely FREE! (free paper packet will vary with order). You can take advantage of this special by calling or emailing me (801.756.8797, or on my website (

4. August Stamp of the Month: I mentioned above how you can earn it absolutely FREE this month ($22.95 value). Here is some GREAT artwork made by the Close To My Heart art studio using this stamp set and I will be posting more over the next few days made by me and some of the members of my team (which you can be a part of. Just ask me!). Click here to order.

5. Operation Smile Art: One more thing I was involved in at CTMH's Leadership Conference was a silent auction. I was called a few weeks before I left and asked to make something that could be auctioned off in a charity auction for Operation Smile (GREAT charity that is partially supported through Close To My Heart customers and consultants). My art item went for about $100. I was thrilled. One surgery to repair a child's facial deformity that is done through this charity costs about $244. I was able, through my artwork, to pay for over 40% of one surgery. What a GREAT feeling. Here are photos of the mini-scrapbook that I donated. This book is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and has 5 dividers inside and 4" x 6" page protectors to hold whatever photos you want to include.
Close To My Heart products used: My Creations 3 Ring Binder (Z1141), Memory Protectors Flip Flaps (Z4114), Butterfly Kiss Stamp Set (C1299), Celebrate Life Stamp Set (C1287), Argyle Backgrounds Stamp Set (D1325), Perfect Day Level 2 Paper Pack (X7100B), That's Amore Level 2 Paper Pack (X7107B), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Black Stamp Pad (Z2105), Pastel Pencils (Z922), Designer Ribbon Rounds Blush Collection (Z1138), White Daisy Organdy Ribbon (Z100).

I'm off to look at the brand new Autumn/Winter Idea Book that we got at Leadership Conference. This better-than-ever Idea Book will go live for you on the left side of my blog on September 1. In the meantime, don't forget that you can view the current Summer Idea Book just by clicking on the photo of it on the left side of my blog (green with a hiker guy on the front) or by clicking here.

Click here to order from my website, 24/7...even when you're blogging!


Rick and Kori said...

I'm SO happy you are back! I missed you! I'm so excited about all the fun stuff you learned about this week. Excited to see the digital scrapbooking. I'm so happy for you that you won the contest too! Those cards are amazing. Love ya!

Kandi said...

Wonderful artwork Karen! I just recently added you to my daily reads blog roll. I always get excited when I see your name on the artwork board because I really love your style! I can't wait to get my new IB in the mail (hopefully tomorrow). Thanks for sharing!

Laurel said...

Beautiful artwork of course! I missed you! My favorite is the one with the big flower, I love that sketch and have used it many times!

Jamie Harder said...

Hope you had a blast!!!!! So glad you are back!!! I have been away at the lake but I would have rather been where you were!!!! LOVE your cards and your mini album...WOW!!

Melissa Laverty said...

Imagine my surprise when I saw what you posted today. And your always sweet comments. Thank you. Really, I loved being able to meet you and look forward to finding a few more minutes to chat with you at future functions. till then...see ya on the blogs...

Missgingerdots said...

It was so great to see you at Leadership! You are so fun! Barb won your Operations Artwork. She was doing the happy dance. Beautiful JOB!

kimber said...

I told you so, I told you so, I told you so!!!!!! I just knew your cards were winners!!! Congratulations. That is SOOO cool! And I love the auction book. It's breathtakingly beautiful, and done for such a wonderful job. Wonderful!!

Dana Bishop said...

Can you tell me what supplies you used on the cards. They are all adorable!!!


Related Posts with Thumbnails